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Immunizations

Flu Vaccine Questions

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  • Who can be vaccinated with the nasal-spray flu vaccine LAIV (FluMist®)?

    LAIV (FluMist®) is approved for use in healthy* people 2-49 years of age who are not pregnant.
  • Who should not be vaccinated with the nasal-spray flu vaccine LAIV (FluMist®)?

    • People less than 2 years of age 
    • People 50 years of age and over 
    • People with a medical condition that places them at high risk for complications from influenza, including those with chronic heart or lung disease, such as asthma or reactive airways disease; people with medical conditions such as diabetes or kidney failure; or people with illnesses that weaken the immune system, or who take medications that can weaken the immune system. 
    • Children <5 years old with a history of recurrent wheezing 
    • Children or adolescents receiving aspirin 
    • People with a history of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare disorder of the nervous system 
    • Pregnant women 
    • People who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs or who are allergic to any of the nasal spray vaccine components.
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